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by scorpion_1925
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: moths and noodles
Replies: 14
Views: 7140

Re: moths and noodles

Hi I've got noodles on my magnum 8, when I was first learning to sail it I had 2 under each wing, now I just run with one under each wing. I am planning on getting a new set of tramps at some point so I can get them inside the wing material rather than suspended underneath. it is true they do catch ...
by scorpion_1925
Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: moth sail
Replies: 0
Views: 2916

moth sail

some of you will have seen I had a new moth sail on order from Banks Sails

well it arrived a month ago and finally I had time and the weather to get down to the club and get it up the mast

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ae234b0d4e
by scorpion_1925
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: More Moffs
Replies: 14
Views: 7481

Re: More Moffs

Hi Ian

Yes it is me having a sail made. Once it's done I'll definitely get some pictures up.

I would like to get along to a few events, but as I spend a lot of my time travelling with my scorpion it'll only be if the events don't clash.

Martyn
by scorpion_1925
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: More Moffs
Replies: 14
Views: 7481

Re: More Moffs

That would be me who was sailing at Staunton Harold

I'm currently having a new sail made over the Christmas period
by scorpion_1925
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: MOTH ZONES at HUNTS ; ROADFORD AND BANBURY
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Re: MOTH ZONES at HUNTS ; ROADFORD AND BANBURY

I'm really hoping to make it for the hunts event this sounds great fun
by scorpion_1925
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wanted Magnum 8 or later
Replies: 24
Views: 8756

Re: Wanted Magnum 8 or later

Hi

I must have missed this one somehow, I love the idea of a lowrider event. And I'd love to bring my moth.

As for venue if possible north of London, its a long way from the frozen North
by scorpion_1925
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

Re: magnum 8 moth query

Thanks Lyndon I have been playing with batten tensions a bit but will have another look at them. They do sound key to my problems. Yes stuck in irons in strong winds has been an issue usually resulting in swimming dues a wind shift and gust hitting just as I'm sorting it. Sounds like I'm getting it ...
by scorpion_1925
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

Re: magnum 8 moth query

Yes keeping the wings out of the water very quickly became apparent as being key. My biggest problem that I can only solve with practice is tacking or more precisely carrying speed through tacks. I can tack and survive quite successfully but I mostly come out stationary. Running is also a challenge,...
by scorpion_1925
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

Re: magnum 8 moth query

It's the stable enough to see what's going on that's causing the problems I'm sailing on a very small and very shift pond
by scorpion_1925
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

Re: magnum 8 moth query

Thank you, back to old school suck it and see
by scorpion_1925
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: magnum 8 moth query
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

magnum 8 moth query

I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips or figures for rig settings, mast rake rig tension etc for different wind conditions

Having sailed my scorpion for years I have rig settings for every conceivable wind and wave condition which I find a very useful starting point
by scorpion_1925
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth Roll Call
Replies: 44
Views: 13785

Re: Moth Roll Call

incredible
by scorpion_1925
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth Roll Call
Replies: 44
Views: 13785

Re: Moth Roll Call

I agree David, we have a pretty good record in the scorpions too, and there are a couple of members who know the subtle differences between builders but it's not written down so could potentially be lost
by scorpion_1925
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth Roll Call
Replies: 44
Views: 13785

Re: Moth Roll Call

I'm interested in the history but that could be partly due to studying yacht and small craft design at university.

The history would be really good but to create just a boat register I would suggest having a look at the lark website for theirs is one of the best I've come across
by scorpion_1925
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth Roll Call
Replies: 44
Views: 13785

Re: Moth Roll Call

Sounds like a great plan to me